Gretchen Rubin

Why Andy Warhol (and I) Want To Have a Boss–on Retainer.


I agree wholeheartedly with Andy Warhol. Sometimes I wish I had a boss who could tell me what to do, so I wouldn’t have to figure it out myself.

Often, for me, the toughest part is figuring out what to tell myself to do.

Here's the actual quotation, from The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), a book I love and have re-read several times:

When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss. A boss who could tell me what to do, because that makes everything easy when you’re working.

Agree, disagree?

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